Fundamentals of Spatial Data Quality

Fundamentals of Spatial Data Quality

Editor(s): Rodolphe Devillers, Robert Jeansoulin

Published Online: 12 JAN 2010

Print ISBN: 9781905209569

Online ISBN: 9780470612156

DOI: 10.1002/9780470612156

About this Book

This book explains the concept of spatial data quality, a key theory for minimizing the risks of data misuse in a specific decision-making context. Drawing together chapters written by authors who are specialists in their particular field, it provides both the data producer and the data user perspectives on how to evaluate the quality of vector or raster data which are both produced and used. It also covers the key concepts in this field, such as: how to describe the quality of vector or raster data; how to enhance this quality; how to evaluate and document it, using methods such as metadata; how to communicate it to users; and how to relate it with the decision-making process. Also included is a Foreword written by Professor Michael F. Goodchild.

Table of contents

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  1. Part 1: Quality and Uncertainty: Introduction to the Problem

  2. Part 2: Academic Case Studies: Raster, Chloropleth and Land Use

  3. Part 3: Internal Quality of Vector Data: Production, Evaluation and Documentation

  4. Part 4: External Quality: Communication and Usage

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